Cricket bookies raided in Chennai

Last Updated: Fri, May 17, 2013 05:58 hrs
5-day police custody for spot-fixing trio

Chennai: Police in Tamil Nadu took into custody four cricket bookies here Friday, a day after three Rajasthan Royals players were arrested for allegedly spot fixing matches in exchange for money.

"We have raided eight-10 places here and have secured four cricket bookies involved in betting. It is not match fixing but betting. The investigation is in a preliminary stage," an official of Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) told IANS.

India fast bowler S. Sreesanth as well as his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested by Delhi Police late Wednesday. Eleven bookies were also nabbed.

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